For over two decades, Martin has achieved strong results for diverse groups of consumers in class actions and complex litigation. He fights for his clients in courts around the country against major insurance companies, banks, retailers, manufacturers, and other powerful corporate interests.

With three children in various stages of undergraduate and post-graduate life, he can now sometimes be found on a hockey rink, outdoors smoking brisket, or playing keyboards.

Representative Cases: 

  •  Murphy v. Gospel for Asia, Inc., 327 F.R.D. 227 (W.D. Ark. 2018): $37 million settlement following certification of a nationwide RICO class
  • Haddock v. Nationwide Financial Services, Inc., 293 F.R.D. 272 (D. Conn. 2013): over $100 million settlement for a class of retirement plan trustees following certification of ERISA claim
  • Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland v. Kramer & Assocs. CPAs, LLC, No. 13-2449-CM-TJJ, 2014 WL 2557921 (D. Kan. June 6, 2014): settlement of an accounting malpractice case on behalf of a surety

Representative Authorship: 

Representative Presentations: 

  • “Connected Cars And Liability: The Cahen Case And Beyond,” American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2016 
  • “The Audit-Interference Rule and Beyond: A Surety’s Strategies for Overcoming The Comparative Negligence Defense in Accounting Malpractice Cases,” Surety Claims Institute, June 2016 
  • “Notice in The 21st Century: Email, Social Media, and Beyond,” Class Action Symposium, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, November 2015
  • “Discovery of the Class Representative – Issues of Harassment and Confidentiality,” Class Action Symposium, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, October 2008 


  • Swarthmore College (B.A., 1990)
  • University of Texas (J.D., 1996) 


  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2019-present)
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (Texas State Co-Chair, 2015-present)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Public Justice

Bar and Court Admissions: 

  • State Bar of Texas (1996)
  • United States Courts of Appeal: Second Circuit (2016), Fifth Circuit (2002), Sixth Circuit (2009), Eighth Circuit (2010), Ninth Circuit (2004), Eleventh Circuit (2007)
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Texas (1997), Southern District of Texas (1999), Eastern District of Texas (1998), Western District of Texas (1999)